Beckmann Max

Quote: Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement... for transfiguration, not for the sake of play. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: Height, width, and depth are the three phenomena which I must transfer into one plane to form the abstract surface of the picture, and thus to protect myself from the infinity of space. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: I am seeking for the bridge which leans from the visible to the invisible through reality. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life [Beckmann Max]

Quote: I think only of objects: of a leg or an arm, of the wonderful sense of foreshortening, breaking through the plane, of the division of space, of the combination of straight lines in relation to curved ones. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways, along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill, which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines of graves instead of spring flowers. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment! [Beckmann Max]

Quote: On my left the shooting had the sharp explosion of the infantry artillery, on my right could be heard the sporadic cannon shots thundering from the front, and up above the sky was clear and the sun bright. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: One of my problems is to find the self. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: Painting is a very difficult thing. It absorbs the whole man, body and soul, thus have I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: Space, and space again, is the infinite deity which surrounds us and in which we are ourselves contained. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: What are you? What am I? Those are the questions that constantly persecute and torment me and perhaps also play some part in my art. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: What I want to show in my work is the idea which hides itself behind so-called reality. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement... for transfiguration, not for the sake of play. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment! [Beckmann Max]

Quote: All important things in art have always originated from the deepest feeling about the mystery of Being. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: When spiritual, metaphysical, material, or immaterial events come into my life, I can only fix them by way of painting. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: What I want to show in my work is the idea which hides itself behind so-called reality. I am seeking for the bridge which leans from the visible to the invisible through reality. It may sound paradoxical, but it is in fact reality which forms the mystery of our existence. [Beckmann Max]

Quote: I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery. [Beckmann Max]

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